Updated as of Aug. 17 at 4:10 p.m. to include additional information about HealthEU.
Elon University launched HealthEU, an initiative that is part of the Boldly Elon Strategic Plan for 2030. Under Theme 2, Thrive, this campaign focuses on wellness in six areas — community, emotional, financial, physical, purpose and social.
In her president’s address, Connie Book said the program invites students, faculty and staff to both practice and support wellness and health. The launch of this campaign comes after the extension and expansion of TimelyCare.
In an interview with Elon News Network, Dean of Students Jana Lynn Patterson said investments in services like TimelyCare benefit the campus community because it links a variety of campus resources in one place.
“It’s a hefty investment, but it’s an investment in our students,” Patterson said.
This new website will serve as a central hub for all things wellness and well-being, according to the university. Framework for this initiative furthers the university’s commitment to physical and mental health.
According to the strategic plan, the objectives for promoting health and well-being are:
- Implement well-being initiatives
- Renovate Koury Center
- Lead national conversations on academic-residential partnerships
- Add 1,200 beds, renovate older residential neighborhoods and have 80% of undergraduates living on campus
- Reimagine and renovate Moseley Center
- Become carbon neutral by 2037
Areas of HealthEU
Communal health is about helping students engage and connect with others and feel safe and take pride in their communities. This section of the website links to campus offices, organizations and specific events.
Emotional health is about helping students identify, understand and regulate their emotions in a healthy way. This section of the website links to websites for student wellness programs like SPARKS and resources like Counseling Services and the bias response form.
Financial health is about helping students feel comfortable about their financial situation and be ready for change so that other aspects of their lives are not heavily altered should financial status become a limiting factor. This section of the website links to the Elon Job Network, Human Resources, the Chaplain Fund and other sources.
Physical health is about balanced nutrition, regular exercise and factors that contribute to health such as doctor’s appointments. This section of the website includes links to TimelyCare, Student Health Services, Elon Dining and a number of other sources.
Purpose is about setting goals for yourself, finding what you are passionate about and then finding ways to pursue that passion each day. This section of the website includes links to websites for campus resources like Academic Advising, the Maker Hub and Numen Lumen.
Social health is about developing meaningful personal relationships. This section of the website links to Elon’s student organizations, Residence Life and Cultural Programs.